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Opinion

China's friends are few and unreliable

Beijing maintains zero alliances, and its partnerships are mostly with pariah states

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Xi attempts to shake hands with Putin during a meeting in Moscow in June 2019: they remain deeply suspicious of each other.   © Reuters

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Rand Corporation. He formerly served as an adviser at the Pentagon.

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